You know you're a certified 'tita' when you find it easy to turn down a three-day all-expense paid travel invite. Perhaps next time.
So yea, this confirms that my priorities have changed and that I'm definitely not getting any younger 😭😆
Admittedly, travelling to provinces further in Mindanao has made us a bit apprehensive, but the unyielding thirst for adventure drove our backpacking crew to take the road less traveled, and witness the beauty of SOX that may not yet be on the tourist radar 👣
Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, commonly known as the Miag-ao Church. A world-renowned religious structure and was declared as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1993. One of the baroque churches in the Philippines and the pride of Iloilo province.
Nikon D5000 with Nikkor 18-55mm
This is Savidug Idjang. There are a total of 4 Idjangs throughout Batanes, and their main function was to protect the Ivatans during times of war.
These fortresses mainly made from limestone and wood were built on hills and elevated areas so the Ivatans have clear sight of enemies/invaders.
Nowadays, you can trek your way up this Idjang (with a licensed tour guide) and enjoy the magnificent views. Swipe left to see a few photos taken on the top.
Thank you @batanes_bisumi_tours of @bisumitours for the best Batanes tour I've ever had!
14. MT. MACULOT
A famous destination for hikers at all level with 4/9 difficulty level, this mountain is perfect for a day hike adventure that offers an impressive view of Taal Lake.
Channeling two things here: my first childhood dream of being a vet; and the lover of sunrise. Nonetheless, my message here is plain and simple: be gentle with nature and be kind to animals. #Maligcong